Higher Level Teaching Assistant status

If you have any specific questions after reading this information please contact us:

Email:
HLTA.Enquiries@hants.gov.uk

Phone:
01962 874810

Background

Higher Level Teaching Assistant status is achieved by undergoing a three-day preparation for assessment course delivered by an approved Provider of Preparation (e.g. Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College), followed by assessment by a Regional Provider of Assessment. The three-day course is coaching in preparation of material for assessment, it is not training for the HLTA role. There is an application process for places.

Cost

The cost of gaining HLTA status is £810:

  • £360 for the three-day course
  • £450 for the assessment

Eligibility

Teaching Assistants must have specified qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to write about how they have worked during the past year one-to-one, with a group and with a whole class (the latter without a teacher present).  

Qualifications

Applicants must have qualifications in numeracy and literacy.  See Required Qualifications for details. Candidates without these qualifications can take access tests. These tests are to gain access to HLTA. They do not lead to a qualification and can be used for no other purpose. See the HNAP Level 2 Access tests for full information.

Candidate information day

HTLC offers a candidate information day which costs £120 for subscribers or £144 full price. The information day explains the HLTA standards and process. Delegates complete a self-analysis to establish if you are ready for the three-day course.

It is not mandatory to attend the information day. However, HTLC strongly recommends that you do. At the information day, you might discover that you aren't ready to apply for the preparation course. In this case, you would leave with an action plan to enable you to develop the skills and experience you need.

Apply

To apply for a place on the three-day course, send us the following completed documentation:

Send to:

HLTA Applications
Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College
Clarendon House
Monarch Way
Winchester
SO22 5PW

Dates for next intakes

Information day Apply by Notify by Course day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Submit work Assessment window
5 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2018 9 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2019 5 Feb 2019 12 Mar 2019 19 Mar - 30 Apr 2019
17 Jan 2019 5 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019 5 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019 2 Apr 2019 14 May 2019 21 May - 25 Jun 2019
4 Mar 2019 15 Mar 2019 22 Mar 2019 23 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019 20 May 2019 24 Jun 2019 1 Jul - 29 Jul 2019
6 Jun 2019 4 Jul 2019 11 Jul 2019 10 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2019 8 Oct 2019 12 Nov 2019 19 Nov 17 Dec 2019
24 Sep 2019 18 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 19 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019 17 Dec 2019 28 Jan 2020 4 Feb - 10 Mar 2020
20 Nov 2019 11 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 15 Jan 2020 22 Jan 2020 12 Feb 2020 18 Mar 2020 25 Mar - 6 May 2020
16 Jan 2020 6 Feb 2020 13 Feb 2020 5 Mar 2020 12 Mar 2020 2 Apr 2020 14 May 2020 21 May - 25 Jun 2020
10 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2020 1 Apr 2020 21 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 18 May 2020 22 Jun 2020 29 Jun - 27 Jul 2020
9 Jun 2020 7 Jul 2020 14 Jul 2020 Sep 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Nov - Dec 2020